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Quebec Textbook Collection
Université Laval, Bibliothèque des sciences humaines et sociales

Exams--Quebec (Province); Reading; Literacy; Catholic Church--Catechisms and creeds

The collection was founded ca 1970 as a result of a grant from SSHRC. This aid supported the processing of an initial collection of 2,300 textbooks and the purchase of subsequent lots of material to which were added donations such as that received from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

The collection contains various editions of almost all the textbooks from the primary level, and to a lesser degree those used in the public schools and teachers' training colleges. Books in this collection were published in Quebec prior to the educational reform of 1964.

Mostly French textbooks.

4,800 textbooks.

Bibliographic Access
Access is by a special catalogue (see below). A COM catalogue and the A-G Canada Ltd system also indicate the collection holdings. LC classification is used.

Physical Access
The collection is housed with the rare books material and is accessible to the public, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.. Reduced hours apply during the summer. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Université Laval. Bibliothèque. -- Catalogue des manuels scolaires québécois. -- 2e éd. -- Québec : Bibliothèque de l'Université Laval, 1988. (computer printout).